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« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2003, 09:45:15 PM »
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not long, a few of those are on my queue right now and they're all AVAILABLE NOW.  the only things i've had a problem waiting for is the nightmare on elm streets when freddy vs jason came out.  and a few other horror movies this month that they dont have as much stock of.  all the criterion/foriegn etc. type movies i've never had to wait on.
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« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2003, 01:10:28 PM »
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ok, thanks. for some reason i was getting the vibe that those films were in short supply.......so i figured all the cinephiles where renting them and there would long waits.

good then. i guess that will be a good way to check more Fellini, Godard, etc without shelling out 30-40 bucks blindly........although it's turned out quite well so far!
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« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2003, 04:41:42 PM »
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so i figured all the cinephiles where renting them and there would long waits.

No, not me. Because Netflix isn't in Canada. :(

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good then. i guess that will be a good way to check more Fellini, Godard, etc

Aw, god! This is too much! Fuck Netflix for only being in the U.S. :cry: Aw, now look what you made me do, Netflix.. this is YOUR doing!

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« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2003, 01:20:39 PM »
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Saw yesterday 8 1/2 for the first time, and I wish after it ended could say it was the masterpiece everyone claims to be, but didn't, though thought it was really good and beautifuly shot, but today during the morning I replayed the film in my head and it clicked, it is amazing, almost every frame of it could be in the thread of Most perfectly composed shot in movie history. A masterpiece without a doubt.

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« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2003, 01:29:00 PM »
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Glad you liked it.

I've been doing a little mini-Fellini festival at my house, to build up to the La Strada release. So far the past week I've watched White Sheik, 8 1/2, Juliet Of The Spirits, Roma, and Amarcord. Today I watch the only Fellini film I don't love (City Of Women) but it was mostly due to the horrible transfer, so let's hope it works for me this time. And tomorrow is the last day, with the always wonderful And The Ship Sails On.

Everytime I see Amarcord, it creeps that much closer to dethroning 8 1/2 as my fav Fellini...
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2003, 04:15:34 PM »
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Everytime I see Amarcord, it creeps that much closer to dethroning 8 1/2 as my fav Fellini...

Hm, I guess I should quit dickin around and buy it. I've always been [irrationally] hesitant towards Amarcord. But, if it's good enough to nearly "dethrone" 8 1/2 (which I love) then I know what my next purchase shall be.

However, I've been jonesin for La Dolce Vita. Unfortunately it's only on VHS (with two versions). I haven't heard any announcements from Criterion or any other company concerning a release on DVD. Should I go ahead and buy the VHS of LDV, or a bootleg DVD perhaps? Or should I, as my initial posts states, buy Amarcord instead?
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« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2003, 04:21:42 PM »
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oh good sweet holy lord yes, buy it!!!!!!

btw, the first time I saw it I was tres unimpressed. but it took the second viewing to really recognize all the characters, and now, by the fourth viewing it's pure cinematic bliss...
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2003, 04:43:53 PM »
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Federico Fellini's i Vitelloni will be playing in NY and San Fransisco soon:

http://www.kino.com/ivitelloni/

and there's a great trailer at http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/i_vitelloni/
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« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2003, 01:56:53 AM »
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My favorite Fellinis: Nights of Cabiria and Amarcord.


Hmmm...more people say that (in my home country).

I've now seen 13 of Fellini's films (the ten I spoke of earlier, plus Intervista, Ginger e Fred and Fellini's last film, La Voce della Luna).

I've now almost finished my so-called "Fellini-Odyssee" and have seen all the ten films whcih were shown on German television.

I can only add two more films to those 13, so I will reach the 15.

Like I said earlier...I only have to see two of his very best films, which I have spared :-D  (La Notte di Cabiria and Amarcord)

I'm thinking of renting Le Notti di Cabiria tonight, or next week...

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« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2003, 04:57:42 PM »
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i think my fav Fellini moment is in 'la strada' when she is walking alone down that dirt road and the three fiddle players walk right past her. some might say 'weird for the sake of being weird' but i think its beautiful for the sake of being beautiful, which is for me the meaning of felliniesque(along, of course, with with being deeply symbolic)

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« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2003, 03:00:47 AM »
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his moments, scenes are certaintly beautiful.  they're not weird for the sake of being weird...did i quote you right, although i know you said someone else said it.  
i think he's the most graceful director.  his movies have such a great freedom to them.  you almost feel as if you're not watching a film sometimes, which is their appeal, at least to me.  
my favorite is la dolce vita.  that opened all new doors for me in filmmaking.  but i keep coming back to 'nights of cabiria'.  it's so great when the woman (can't spell her name)..well, cabiria, is dancing in that nightclub; sorry to be so vague.  but just to see her dance and her face sort of light up; it's great.  i wish more actresses would act with such enthusiasm and freedom.

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« Reply #71 on: November 21, 2003, 05:40:11 PM »
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i just watched 'barton fink' for a second time after i seeing 'la dolce vita' and i was wondering if anyone else thinks barton is pretty felliniesque? it ends with our man on the beach, it is full of strange scenes that are never fully explained, and its about making movies. i know most directors today are really influenced by fellini, but the only reason i ask this is becuase i've never heard the cohen brothers in particular cite him as an influence (maybe i'm just not paying attention :) )

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« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2003, 06:17:38 PM »
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i just watched 'barton fink' for a second time after i seeing 'la dolce vita' and i was wondering if anyone else thinks barton is pretty felliniesque? it ends with our man on the beach, it is full of strange scenes that are never fully explained, and its about making movies. i know most directors today are really influenced by fellini, but the only reason i ask this is becuase i've never heard the cohen brothers in particular cite him as an influence (maybe i'm just not paying attention :) )


I guess I wouldn't... there is something systematic, detached, and austere in the Coens' best work (including Fink) that you wouldn't get from Fellini. They're much less sensuous and much more intellectual.

The things you pointed out about Fink could superficially be described as Felliniesque, though.
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« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2003, 11:54:32 PM »
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yes, tim burton is a fan of Fellini....it was talked about earlier in this thread or a burton one, i can't remember
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« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2004, 05:39:08 PM »
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i'm about halfway through roma right now and i really love it so far

 

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